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Sichuan Tourism

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The abundant Sichuan is fitting that an ancient form of opera and magic called Bianlian (face-changing) originated here, for Sichuan is a land of many guises. Travelers coming to Sichuan can experience modern face with bustling ring road, see the lovely giant pandas, and appreciate a wide variety of beautiful landscape including sacred & mysterious mountains, fairyland of alpine valley, blue-green lakes, vast landscape of plateau grassland, glacial mountains where Tibetan culture still thrives, beautiful waterfalls, limestone caves, evergreen bamboo forests…Once stepping on the Land of Abundance, you can enjoy the fun of travel as much as you can.

Brief Sichuan Travel Guide:

  • Hot Destinations: Chengdu, Jiuzhaigou, Leshan, Emeishan, Dujiangyan, Daocheng, Ya’an, Yibin, Zigong, Langzhong, Guangyuan…
  • World Heritage Sites: Jiuzhaigou Valley Scenic Area, Huanglong Scenic Area, Leshan Giant Buddha, Mount Emei, Dujiangyan Irrigation System, Mount Qingcheng, Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries (like Wolong Panda Reserve)
  • Other Popular Attractions: Chengdu Panda Base, Jinli Old Street, Renmin Park, Wuhou Temple, Dujiangyan Panda Base, Langzhong Ancient City, Shunan Bamboo Forest, Mount Siguniang, Yading Scenic Area…
  • Featured Activities: Panda volunteering, Sichuan food cooking, hiking & walking, kung fu learning, photography, cultural travel, Buddhism & Taoism travels…
  • Best time to visit: suitable in all months, spring and autumn are the most recommended time
  • Suggested Visiting Length: 1 day to 8 days to the main attractions within Sichuan
  • Main transportation: flight, high speed train, driving
  • Accommodation: flexible choices from 5 star luxury hotels to cheap hostels in most destinations
  • Chinese Visa Exemption Policies: 72-hour transit visa free in Chengdu
  • Borders: Tibet, Yunnan, Gansu, Qinghai, Shaanxi, Chongqing, Guizhou

 

Most-read Articles on Sichuan Tourism Board

Following are some useful articles on planning travel experience in Sichuan, local features, tourism news, food and drink recommendations, popular things to do, etc. Since we are based in Chengdu, we really know Chengdu and Sichuan well, and have mastered the best way to travel here from attractions, transfer, hotels, to food, activities, etc. So you can completely rely on our local expertise and experience. Contact us to plan your trip in Sichuan here >>

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How to Plan Sichuan Trip

Traveling Sichuan can be easy, but planing a head can help you make most of your holiday. Our Sichuan Trip Planner is here to help you focus on what must do and see, where to stay, when to go, where to eat and more practical information you need to know before you go.

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How to Plan Chengdu Tour

Want to kick off your Chengdu trip now but don't know how to plan. Here are our best Chengdu trip guide, well-arranged itineraries and practical trip notes to help you plan an ideal Chengdu experience. There are a lot - visit panda, sichuan gourmet...

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How to Plan Panda Tour

Visiting the cute giant pandas in China would be the once in a lifetime experience. Check our panda guide to know where is the suitable place to see pandas, when is the best time and panda volunteer grogram, hug a panda...

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How to Plan Leshan Tour

How to plan a Leshan trip? As a local travel agency based in Chengdu, we have rich experience in offering tailor-made Leshan Giant Buddha tour packages. Our best Leshan Trip Planner is here to help you figure out the highlights, transportation, itinerary and practical travel tips of Leshan Trip.

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How to Plan Emeishan Tour

Wondering how to plan a reasonable tour to Mount Emei. Chins Discovery is here to give the best Emeishan trip planner. As a travel agency based in Chengdu, we master the most practical Emeishan travel information. Just start to plan your own Emeishan tour with us now.

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How to Plan Jiuzhaigou Tour

The best scenery always cannot be appreciated easily. Here we give you the best Jiuzhaigou Valley trip planner to guide you to plan a better experience. No matter it's your first time to Jiuzhaigou Valley or not, just follow our planning ideas and start your unforgettable trip in this fairtale-like land.

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Top 20 Tourist Attractions in Sichuan

Sichuan is a wonderful province with a mind-whirring number of places to explore and part of which makes travel to Sichuan so addictive. Nature, culture, adventure... Check the top 20 must-see tourist attractions and you will be able to indulge in somewhere in Sichuan.

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Featured Things to Do in Sichuan

Do panda volunteer grogram, climb sacred Mount Emei for a sunrise, photograph in fairytale Jiuzhaigou Valley, taste Sichuan cuisine, explore Ancient Shu history and culture, enjoy Sichuan opera, taste Sichuan cuisine, enjoy a clooking class...yes, life will be colorful in Sichuan.

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Giant Panda Volunteer Programs

There is no other trip like this - you can totally get involved in volunteering with the adorable pandas, with the best interpretation of the harmony between human and animal. Learn how to rescue sick panda outside, feed pandas, clean panda houses, making panda cakes, more activities to contact with panda...

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Sichuan Cuisine Cooking Class

Have you ever heard about “Playing with Sichuan Cuisine”? You may wonder Sichuan Cuisine is one of the most famous kinds of Chinese food to eat, how can we play with it? There is a special place to experience comprehensive Sichuan cuisine culture as well as do the cooking class.

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UNESCO World Heritages in Sichuan

World Heritage Sites, recognized by UNESCO, are cultural or natural sites or both of Exceptional Universal Value. These sites are important and significant across countries and generation. Till the end of 2019, there are five heritage located in Sichuan. Check details...

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Most Beautiful Places in Sichuan

Sichuan in southwestern China is one of the top tourist regions in China, the capital city - Chengdu is the most brilliant signature all over the world. However, move farther from Chengdu, different terrain, climate and local people creates much more less-known terrific natural vista worthy your explore.

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Best Places to Visit in Spring

Are you planning a trip in Spring? Spring awakes one year with the defrost mountain, sprouting buds, fragrant blossom, and tweeting birds, and Sichuan is far more than these. With comfortable temperature and a vast land from the basin to the plateau steeply stretching from east to west for you to hike, discover and explore.

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Best Places to Visit in Summer

Sichuan Province is located in the transition zone between Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, leading to its diverse landforms such as plateau and basin, towering mountains and rolling grasslands. Therefore, there are many choices in Sichuan to have a cool summer trip. Below are the top attraction we specially selected for your Sichuan summer trip.

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Best Places to Visit in Autumn

With comfortable temperature and beautiful fall foliage, Sichuan presents itself with countless breathtaking sites and cultural wonders. Below are the top attractions selected for your Sichuan Trip, including best UNESCO World Nature or Culture Heritage sites, nature reserves, parks, mountains, glaciers, and other types.

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Best Places to Visit in Winter

Located in southwestern China, Sichuan Province is in the transition zone between Yangtze River Plain to the Qinghai Tibet Plateau, and the rapid change of the steep terrain has created the mountainous lush highlands in the west with an average altitude of more than 3000 meters, while in the middle and the East, there are basins and hills.

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Sichuan Weather

Generally, there are three major climate zones in Sichuan, including the subtropic humid climate in Sichuan Basin, subtropic subhumid climate in southern and western Sichuan mountain areas and alpine climate in northern and western plateaus.

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Sichuan Latest Travel Maps 2020

To help you have a better understanding about Sichuan Province, and plan a Sichuan tour easily, we have collected some very useful Sichuan tourist maps, including Sichuan attractions map, Sichuan cities map, Chengdu attractions map...

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Western Sichuan Small Tourist Loop

Western Sichuan refers to the land in the west of Chengdu Plain, and it is mainly composed of Aba and Garze. You can go as Chengdu - Dujiangyan - Yinxiu - Wolong - Siguniangshan - Xiaojin - Danba - Bamei - Tagong - Xinduqiao - Kangding - Luding - Ya'an - Chengdu.

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Top 10 Sichuan Cuisines & Snacks

According to many foreign friends’ feedbacks and local Chengdu people's recommendations, here are listed Top 10 Sichuan food and Chengdu local snacks for your reference. Hold your breath when you appreciate these delicacies.

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Top 10 Ancient Towns in Sichuan

You want to see the old buildings and feel the ancient culture of Sichuan? The ancient towns that are all well preserved till now are your best choices for that purpose. Have a basic understanding about the top 10 ancient towns in Sichuan and select your favorite covered into your Sichuan tour.

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Top Taoism Mountains & Temples in Sichuan

To explore Taoism in Sichuan, you should know deeply about the famous Taoist mountains and temples and famous Taoist masters in history. Please check the following top famous Taoist mountains and Taoist temples in Sichuan. If you are interested in visiting one of them, please feel free to tell us.

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Top 7 Museums in Sichuan

Museum visiting is much recommended for students as the rare chance to learn deep about Sichuan out of book, and discover something educational, incredible and useful. Following are Top 7 greatest museums for you to get brief, correct, interesting and knowledgeable information...

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Top 10 Attractions on Trip Advisor

Want to know what other travelers visited most in Chengdu? Interested to find some top recommended attractions which are top rated by real users at TripAdvisor? Following is the list of Top 10 Attractions in Chengdu by TripAdvisor. Check their locations, prices and reviews.

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Chengdu Sightseeing for seasons

Beautiful natural landscape seems to be an impossible thing in a modern metropolises. But In Chengdu,you always can find a place to get close to our mother nature. And in different season, you have beautiful natural landscape of forest, lakes, grasslands, forests, and snow to enjoy...

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Top Chengdu Parks

There are dozens of things to do in a Chengdu park – leisure walking, sightseeing, drinking a cup of Chinese Tea, watching various performance, chatting with locals… So which park is the most recommended to explore local Chengdu culture? Following are the brief suggestions and the best one is People’s Park in city center.

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Top Buddhist Temples in Mount Emei

There are other 27 Buddhist temples, some of them are large and very old in traditional style and built on hillsides, including Baoguo Temple, Fuhu Temple, Qingyin Pavilion, Wannian Temple, etc. Among these temples, there are 8 temples with greatest importance.

 

2020 Classic & Popular Sichuan Tour Packages

1
2 Days Chengdu City Break
(Enjoy Leisure Life in Chengdu)
2
2 Days Chengdu & Leshan Tour
(Panda Visiting + Leshan Giatn Buddha...)
3
1 Day Dujiangyan Panda Volunteer Tour
(Lifetime Panda Volunteer Experience)
4
3 Days Mount Emei Classic Walking Tour with Moderate Pace
(Classic Hiking from Wannian Temple to Golden Summit)
5
4 Days Chengdu, Dujiangyan & Mount Qingcheng Tour
(Chengdu / Dujiangyan / Chengdu)
6
4 Days Classic Chengdu, Leshan & Emei Tour
(Chengdu / Leshan / Emei / Chengdu)
7
5 Days Classic Chengdu & Jiuzhaigou Tour
(Chengdu / Huanglong / Jiuzhaigou)
8
7 Days Sichuan Discovery Tour
(Chengdu / Leshan / Emeishan / Chengdu / Jiuzhaigou)
9
7 Days Western Sichuan Small Loop Tour
(Chengdu / Dujiangyan / Mount Siguniang / Danba / Tagong / Xinduqiao / Hailuogou / Chengdu)
10
7 Days Jiuzhaigou Big Loop Adventure Tour
(Chengdu / Jiuzhaigou / Ruoergai / Langmusi / Hongyuan / Chengdu)

 

Top Travel Destinations in Sichuan Province

Besides Chengdu, there are some other destinations in Sichuan well worth your visit. Transfer to the following destinations and explore the World Heritage Sites – Leshan Giant Buddha & Mount Emei, Jiuzhaigou Valley, Dujiangyan Irrigation System, Mount Qingcheng. Discover now!

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Plan your Sichuan Tour

Different travelers come to Sichuan for different reasons and many of them usually do 2~5 days trip by visiting Chengdu as well as Leshan Giant Buddha and Mount Emei, OR Jiuzhaigou Valley and Huanglong National Park, OR Dujiangyan Irrigation System and Mount Qingcheng, etc. that you can pick your favored tours from our classic and popular Sichuan tour packages. If you have your own travel style, like hiking, photography, cultural exploration, you’ll get a tour from our Sichuan themed tours.

Sichuan Theme Tours

Sichuan Cuisine Museum
2 Days Best Chengdu Food Tour with City Sightseeing

Chengdu / Sichuan Cuisine Museum / Chengdu

Dujiangyan Panda Love Feeding Experience
2 Days Chengdu & Lifetime Panda Volunteer Tour

Chengdu / Dujiangyan Panda Base / Chengdu

Baoguang Temple
4 Days Sichuan Buddhism Tour

Chengdu / Leshan / Mount Emei / Chengdu

Xinduqiao Town Countryside Scenery in Autumn
6 Days Western Sichuan Autumn Sightseeing Tour

Chengdu / Wolong / Mount Siguniang / Danba / Tagong / Xinduqiao / Kangding / Chengdu

Lakes Group in  Shuzheng Valley
4 Days Jiuzhaigou In-depth Photography Tour

Chengdu / Huanglong / Jiuzhaigou

Jiaju Tibetan Village in Spring
8 Days Sichuan Spring Tour with Flowers Appreciation

Chengdu / Siguniangshan / Jinchuan / Danba / Tagong / Xinduqiao / Leshan / Chengdu

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